Fun Packed Children's Events at St Albans Cathedral during the School Holidays

Mon, 20 July 2015

During the school holidays this summer, the award winning Education Centre at St Albans Cathedral will be hosting a variety of exciting events for younger visitors – including creative workshops which explore the history of  famous civilisations that helped shape the Cathedral, and themed trails which give the whole family an opportunity to learn and have fun.

On consecutive Mondays in August, a series of specialist arts and crafts workshops will allow children to learn about three fascinating civilisations and get their creative juices flowing.

Steve Clarke, Education Officer at St Albans Cathedral said, “These sessions bring to life the impact that the Saxons, Vikings and Normans had on St Albans Abbey.  Children will explore the history of these periods, have a  chance to handle artefacts and create a memorable piece of art to take home.”

The workshops are suitable for children aged between 7 and 11 years old, take place at 10.30 and 14.00 on the 10th, 17th and 24th of August.  Tickets are available from the Cathedral Box Office costing £6 per child or £10  for two children. Places can be booked by telephone on 01727 890290, online at:, or in the Cathedral Gift Shop.

FREE Family Discovery Mornings will also be running every Thursday throughout August.  Families can drop in between 10.00 and 12.30 to take part in a themed trail around the building and a craft activity.

The first of the sessions on 6th August will be all about angels, with a trail which helps you to find all the angels  in the Cathedral and you can even take your own angel finger puppet home. Visitors to the event are encouraged to come along in their best angel costumes!

Other trails include ‘Good King, Bad King’ (13th August) celebrating the 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta, which  reveals how this incredible document and the history of St Albans are intertwined, and ‘The Rhythm of Life’ (20th August) which explores the different  music you hear at the Cathedral, including some music made on your own handmade instruments.

For full dates and details click here or call 01727 860780.

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